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Slate's Jurisprudence: Mothers, Fetal Rights and the Law

NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with Slate legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick about the legal questions involved when pregnant mothers reject medical advice, and doctors seek to override those decisions.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).